Prime Time is an award-winning* jazz-centered contemporary a cappella group from the California Bay Area which specializes in heartfelt singing, exquisite musicianship, and an approachable, honest performance style. Separately, the singers have decades of experience spanning multiple styles and cultures. Together, we have one goal - to let the music shine in and through us, as we reach out to touch, inspire, and entertain YOU, our listeners.

   * 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes Regionals - CHAMPIONS

* 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes Regionals - 3rd Place
 

Sunday
Mar062016

BASC Show - First gig with Jon Pilat!

Prime Time was honored to sing on the Bay Area Showcase show on March 5th at IFES Hall in Mountain View.  Bay Area Showcase completely entertained the audience with a great blend of barbershop, contemporary pop, costumes, dancing, and even "The Cup Song".

We were delighted to have two significant firsts - our first show with wireless mics (no snags, and no wires!), and our first show with Jon Pilat, who has already added VP to every song in our repertoire that has any kind of beat.  He is amazing at danceable funk, upbeat swing, heartfelt country, and even weird ethereal sounds to complement Finnish a cappella originals.  We are having so much fun with the new line up, and are discovering lots of new versatility.  Maybe seven really is a lucky number. 

Wednesday
Dec092015

Welcome Colleen Mahal and John Kelley

Prime Time is pleased to be back to full strength as a six part group, and we couldn't be happier with our new recruits.

Colleen is actually a pro singer, who gigs constantly with rock and blues bands.  She brings some awesome performance moxie and a sweet high, seemingly endless and versatile top soprano sound that fits so well with Miya and Caia.  

John is also a tremendously accomplished singer, arranger, and performer, having sung with Red, Hot and Blue and the Whiffenpoofs at Yale (along with John Rae-Grant), and for many years as both bass and alto in the Grace Cathedral Choir.  He now splits the difference between his two parts, covering the huge middle between Dan's tenor and John R-G's bass.  

We were very excited to premier the new group with four sings at Dan's High School Music night in December.

Tuesday
Jun022015

Auditions!

Having sung our swansong as Regional Champs, Prime Time is looking forward to what's next.  

With every change, there's opportunity, and we are looking for the right singer(s) to join us on the next phase of our journey.  If that might be you, check out our auditions page and let us know you are interested.

Monday
Feb162015

Prime Time on Acaville Radio!

We were recently interviewed by Acaville Radio (an online a cappella radio), and we were informed that our 30-minute interview which also includes us singing four songs (live!) from our current repertoire, will be streamed Tuesday, February 17 at 6 p.m. PST on their Web site: http://www.acaville.com/. We are very excited about how this turned out, and we hope you'll enjoy hearing us share our thoughts about the group, our music and the four songs we recorded as part of this interview. If you happen to miss this, you can also catch it Saturday, February 21 at 3 p.m. PST when they will rebroadcast this interview. You can also download their app on to your mobile device from the App Store (called Acaville) and stream through there too. Our heartfelt Thanks to Rachael and Aaron for this unique opportunity to share our music with the worldwide online community. Enjoy, and be sure to check out our MEDIA Page for the songs we recorded for the Interview.

Wednesday
May212014

Harmony Sweeps Finals - A Blast!

We had a GREAT time sharing the stage at the National Harmony Sweepstakes - NATIONAL FINALS (representing the SF Bay Area as Regional Champions), with six other winning groups from across the country as well as last year's National Champions. What a splendid night of Harmony it was! Each group sang our best set of 12 minutes of music to entertain the 2000+ bay area a cappella enthusiasts whilst also engaging each other in a friendly competition.

Our heartiest congratulations to Women of the World, The Quintessential Five, and Sea Note for placing in that order, and the remaining groups - Catatonic, 3 AM, and #FOURTY4B (besides us of course), for giving it your all, making it one of the fiercest National Finals ever! Shout out also to Honey Whiskey Trio (last year's National Champions) for your thoughtful gifts for each of us, for being fantastic hosts, and soothing our ears with your ever so tight harmonies! Hope to share the stage with you all again some day.

A special THANK YOU to our loyal families and friends far and wide for your constant support, and best wishes. We look forward to seeing you soon at a concert around the bay area.

Do check out our Media Page for a link to our YouTube Channel containing videos of our performance at the Sweeps this year.